A relaxed experience awaits visitors to the Beaches of South Walton, one of the most attractive vacation destinations in Northwest Florida. Unpretentious but certainly upscale, here what one gives up in hustle and bustle is made up in scenic beauty. The Beaches of South Walton are crisscrossed with miles and miles of paths that meander through pine forests that are teeming with local wildlife and are lined with indigenous scrub and loblolly pines. A 17 mile path follows along Scenic Highway 30-A and is as perfectly suited for that solo morning run as it is for the extended family bike excursion.
From Rosemary to Dune Allen, South Walton is a unique location comprised of new communities with a more urban feel like Seaside or rustic, yet luxurious, single-family homes developed in the milk and honey days of the 1950’s. The Beaches of South Walton are home to rare coastal dune lakes, found only here and along the west coast of Africa. The Beaches of South Walton are the perfect place for those looking for an attractive vacation rental property. The rental mix here holds more charming single family rental homes than cookie cutter condominium projects. These homes are richly appointed and often interconnected to the beach by serene walking paths.
Brick paved streets, lined with picket fences lead to great common areas where there is almost always performance art, outdoor movies, concerts and other cultural events to attend. Walking is encouraged here as well as the opportunity to turn back the clock to a simpler time when families talked over coffee tables, not cell phones. In South Walton the beach is the focus; it's a calming, slower pace and for many it's just like heaven. The Beaches of South Walton have a unique combination of world-class accommodations, award-winning dining, lots of shopping, opportunities to enjoy the arts and an endless array of outdoor activities. From hiking, golf, and fishing, to the beach and the emerald waters of the Gulf Coast, it’s easy to stay outdoors from sunrise to sunset and beyond. It’s easy to see why the Beaches of South Walton have been named one of Frommer’s Top Destinations for 2010.